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Some guys in the mob are total stone humorless sociopaths, others regular joes

“I’d always loved rock and roll and I wanted to play the drums, and my mother was against that. I had this older cousin, my cousin Johnny, and he would tell my mother, ‘Aunt Norma, he can really keep time, you ought to let him play the drums.’ And she said, ‘Over my dead body. Gene Krupa was a drug addict. I don’t want any of that stuff.’”

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Grant Barrett